APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER
Located at WVU Tech, the Beckley LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.
Let Us Help
WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.About LaunchLab
If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab! For details on filling out the Intake form view our FAQs page.
Meet the Team
Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.Meet the Team
Get excited for the spring semester with some exciting upcoming events!
WVU Extension Service plants the seed for budding entrepreneur’s innovative microgreen business
Just across the Monongahela River from Morgantown sits a small greenhouse with a picturesque view of Woodburn Hall. During the winter months, you might notice its soft pinkish purple glow, but if you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably never notice the unassuming structure.Read More
IDEA Faculty Fellows Program- Call for Nominations
The nomination period for the 2019-2020 Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Applied Faculty Fellows Program is now open. The program presents a unique and exciting opportunity for faculty to be directly involved in the creation of curriculum to enhance student skills in innovation, design and entrepreneurship.
WVU’s IDEA Hub Convenes for 'I Heart IDEA Hub Pitch Challenge
The West Virginia University IDEA Hub and LaunchLab Network today co-hosted the first “I Heart IDEA Hub Pitch Challenge” to provide students, faculty, staff and community members who utilize any of the IDEA Hub’s services the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas and compete for cash prizes to further develop their innovations.
WVU LaunchLab Network hosts competition on early-stage hardware startups
In a groundbreaking new partnership, the WVU LaunchLab Network partnered with AlphaLab Gear to hold a pitch competition for WVU students and alumni. The winner of the competition earned a coveted slot in the semi-final selection round for the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup, which boasts a $50,000 grand prize.
- Feb2612:00 PM - 1:00 PMHSIC Lunch & Learn: Public Disclosure and Patent Rights
- Mar112:00 AM - 12:00 PMMarch Idea Challenge: Applications Open
- Mar2112:00 PM - 1:00 PMShow me the Money Lunch and Learn
- Mar285:00 PM - 7:00 PM3rd Annual March Idea Challenge
- Apr1112:00 PM - 1:30 PMExpert on Lean Entrepreneurship Lunch and Learn
LaunchLab Beckley Location and Hours:
Innovation Building | WVU Tech
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.